University of Portsmouth

University House Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2UP

About the University

At the University of Portsmouth we aim to make sure you develop the skills employers value. So, we will give you hands-on learning and working experiences that equip you to thrive in today’s competitive global jobs market.

You can choose from hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees spanning business, creativity and culture, humanities, science and technology. Our teaching is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework, we have a five star rating for teaching, employability, internationalization, facilities, arts and culture, and inclusiveness in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and 94% of our graduates in work and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes survey conducted in 2019)

At Portsmouth, you will gain valuable insight, vital skills, unforgettable experiences - and learn to shape the future you dream of.

Why the University of Portsmouth?

At the University of Portsmouth we will help you develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to create the future you want.
• Our students like us. One of the Top 30 universities for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey 2020)
• Great place to live. Portsmouth is an exciting city with a modern outlook. It is also one of the 20 most affordable cities for students (NatWest Student Living Index 2020)
• Guaranteed room in halls for all new full time undergraduate students who make us their firm, first choice and meet accommodation deadlines
• Superb facilities. Latest investments include a £9m media and performing arts space, a £12m centre to inspire a new generation of engineers, specialist teaching facilities in the new University Learning Centre and a £57m public sports centre due to open later this year.

The City/Campuses
Located on the UK’s south coast, Portsmouth isn’t just a great place to study – it’s a great place to live.

Most of the University buildings are right in the heart of the city with everything you need in easy reach.

Southsea seafront is a short walk from the city centre and main University campus. Here you can enjoy fantastic sea views, four miles of beach and the green spaces of Southsea Common, ideal for meeting friends and having summer picnics.

London is just a 90 minute direct train journey away. Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports are within easy reach and if you want to get to Europe, there are regular ferries to France and Spain.


Since we first opened our doors, almost everything has changed, with one exception – we've still got the same ambition to go further, do better and achieve more. Here are a few of the landmark moments we've enjoyed along the way.

The Park building opened as a Municipal college and public library. We focused on chemistry and engineering.

Our Student Union got up and running. The opening was featured in the earliest edition of our Student Union newspaper, The Galleon – still an important part of life at Portsmouth today.

After World War II, we started teaching arts and humanities subjects to respond to a growing demand from students.

We became Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Three years of building work began on Frewen Library – on the site of what is now our University library.

After a decade as one of the largest and best performing polytechnics in the UK, we out-grew our old name and received university status. The University of Portsmouth was born.

2005 to today
Across the last decade and a half, we've been investing in all areas of the University, improving our campus and our services along the way – check out a few of our highlights below.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1869

Times Ranking: 68

Guardian Ranking: 21

Independent Ranking: 63

Tuition Fee: $ $ $

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio: 17:1

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Environmental Science
Geology and Geography
Criminal Justice Studies
Business and Management
Media and Communication

Location Details

University House Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2UP

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Portsmouth

Nearest Airport: Southampton

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